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and results coming in from michigan. it will not be for mitt romney. this is a state that he thought he might sort of surprise the polls and went. a two-time governor. a very influential candid it. his son hoping to avenge all of that tonight. but his opposition to that of a bailout might have cost him dearly. exit polls indicated that among many, the union heavy state, that opposition did hurt him, and even though he had argued that a formal bankruptcy was in order, and that is what this rescue of the auto industry turned out to be, bankruptcy top $50 billion with the taxpayer support, for a lot of michigan residents that trumped whenever favorite sun status mitt romney could have gained. one of the states. mitt romney was expected to lose, but that put an asterisk next to it this. the romney folks are hoping to win to offset the possibility. just the possibility of a loss in ohio. there in late the argument. be picked up michigan, iowa, make up for the 18 votes, presumably lost an ohio. that does not mean that he goes for mitt romney. one of those hope for pickups that did not materialize.
into this evening. a battle between president obama and governor romney has long expected by political strategist and professionals to be one of the closest, dirtiest contest ever. after nearly $2 billion, hundreds of fundraisers and campaign events for both candidates and closely watched debates, america chooses who will lead the most important democracy for the next four years. the first set of polls in the nation to close will be in indiana and kentucky, but all eyes are on the swing states, many believe it will decide the election. polls in virginia close at 7:00 eastern with north carolina the subject of the battle for ohio and parts of florida behind. they close at 7:30. the results will come fast on on battleground states indicative of how independent voters ultimately all voters will decide this race. as tight as they have been nationally, four years ago president obama became the first democratic and 44 years to win virginia. going into election day today, virginia's 13 editorial votes are considered to be in play and virginia remains a state both campaigns deemed critical to the editori
for mitt romney. melissa: that's all the time we have. be sure to walks fox businesss3 perry of the reporting of a live from tampa, florida. see you there. ♪ gerri: hello, everybody. i'm gerri willis, live from boston chump, massachusetts were in a little more than 24 hours mitt romney will take the stage at the convention center here to give his victory speech or the concession speech. right now romney and obama are in a virtual tie. romney is printing to the finish line with a campaign blitz in several key swing states. starting in orlando, florida, lynchburg in fairfax virginia where the polls show a dead heat between president obama and medtronic. then he is off to columbus ohio and finally will end up in manchester, new hampshire, before heading back to ohio for tomorrow. springsteen joining president obama and a rally in wisconsin. spinning the final day of the presidential campaign travelling on air force one with the president. obama is going from madison, wisconsin to columbus ohio where he will only be 7 miles away from romney. after that he is off to do more inco
will only be 7 miles away from romney. after that ousted the morning to my well before settling in illinois where you will sit out the election there with his family. he has no public events scheduled for tomorrow. with more on the last day of campaigning joining me now, doug holds egan, president of the american action form and former ceo director. coast of the five on fox news and ed rollins, but republican strategist and fox news into bitter. i want to start with you. you have so much experience with these campaigns. we have been watching all of these myriad polls which don't give us a clue as to who will win tomorrow. big question now, who has the momentum. who do you think has the momentum? >> and romney has it back. he lost last week when sandy came into our lives. governor christie put his arms around the president before we jump on an airplane and flew off to las vegas for a fund-raiser. i think it is kind of caught back up again and be looking hard at the four years and not for ours. moving toward them. gerri: we have an old saying on wall street. traders talk their buck. that is w
is the only solution, but is that true? i will break that down next. gerri: does mitt romney wants to get the federal government out of the business of responding to natural disasters? >> there is a pressing question to be asked. what a romney presidency not have the federal government involved in this response? would the romney presidency not have the federal government do with the federal government is doing right now? would a presiden president romnd of fema like he said would be the right thing to do? gerri: is the criticism justified? first off understand is no point in that debate did ronnie ever say fema should be shut down. search the archives, my friend. it doesn't exist. what he does say i if the state can do a better job in some of the roles the federal government plays. he does not mention fema, but i'm going to. yesterday we talked about the federal emergency response administration missteps in the past, the slow response to hurricane katrina, the formaldehyde ligand trailers purchased for katrina victims to live in. and now it is becoming more and more clear hurricane sandy
and the president. let me tell you, is chris christie the governor who was supporting mitt romney or not? , a little confused. >> well, remember that he is running for reelection in 2013 in new jersey, which has not voted for republican for president in over 20 years. so it's good politics for him, and, frankly, so far he is very pleased with of the federal government has been responding to his requests for aid and assistance. 62 percent of new jersey, i lived in new jery, is without power. that is a lot of angry potential voters if he does not get something done. so i think he is putting policy and his own politics temporarily ahead of mitt romney's. gerri: fascinating to watch, and i could not help but think maybe romney will have some kind of response down the line to governor christie. to you. you said that politicking never really ended. the conventional restaurant is that all politics ceased during the storm. you said, no. >> it didn't really. you had romney having events collecting, donated goods for those hurricane victims. that is politicking. he is showing a fall faced effort to help victi
in force. saying that mitt romney is not slowing down in the battleground state of virginia. and neither candidate is holding back on the attacks. with one this is jonathan collegial and bill kristol. it's now time to get back to that punching bags? >> well, apparently. president obama decided to go right back on the campaign till today. i talked to one democratic couple of hours ago there was a little surprise for the puppet president obama was doing well, his sort of, you know, fema director in charge, politically he thought he was holding helping him, governor christie was being nice to him, they went back on the attack after that. >> when you look at this, jonathan, what needs to be centered on? looks at president obama is the fema director has made up for lost ground. it looks like the pressure is on mitt romney. >> i think he needs to turn the corner and make the final days of the campaign, which is no more of this drama in washington on every single legislative thing where we have parties bickering and fighting. he worked in a bipartisan cents with a legislator. i think that is th
the lame duck session. that could have been. but his willingness to meet with mitt romney and boehner to resolve the situation. but if you heard voters press conference he sounds like he is the same position under no circumstances will taxes ever be raised. gerri: he said the reelection of the president is not a mandate to raise taxes. this is a huge debate. can they come together? >> i believe we can seize the future together. we're not as divided as our politics suggest as cynical as the pundits believe that greater than the sum and we will remain more than a collection of red states and lose states we are the united states of america. gerri: why didn't we hear this four years ago? >> we did. and eight years ago when a bomb gave the speech to the illinois state senators. and insisting i'm higher tax rates boater has agreed to the republicans on the super committee agreed to greater revenues the large benefit to those. gerri: of the high tax reform to bring down rates. >> that is the obvious direction. taxes with people over the year and every generation we need to clean off the barn
was reelected, i have some maps of want to show you. first, voters. red represents romney, blue represents the president. as you might expect, it is a big concentration of population. if you look along the coast here, the northeast, up in detroit your, the west coast, california, uc president's support. the red, of course, is romney support. take a look at the map of the unemployed. there are some similarities. lots of unemployed in mature areas and centers. california, concentrations of unemployed and also here on the east coast and down into florida. here is what is interesting. republicans made the assumption incorrectly, as it turns out, the voters in states with high unemployment would kick the bums out. obama out of office to try to find somebody who would solve the jobs problem in this country it turns out the opposite happened. take a look at this map. can we go back? thank you. so, if you let one map over the other, they are the same essentially command it is surprising because essentially the republicans that the people would come as i said to of both the bonds out and it did not
, by a combined total of 300 30,000 votes. now, had mitt romney won those states, we would be talking about what a genius he was. in fact, any other democrat would have lost this election. i think that baracobama is unique. >> i believe so. i believe that barack obama's record was a loser's record, but he managed to win in part because romney was not a great messenger and obama wasn't a great messenger for his ideology. cheryl: i said this, i'll be gentle is coming out and saying that the gop has got to speak more to the middle class. is he right? >> yes, i think there are always ways to improve wht you are saying and how you say it. but i don't think it's a fundamental issue. i don't think that the reblicans should become more like democrats. therefore, we don't have a two-party system. we just have a big government party. i think republicans have to sharpen the message and i think that they have to practice what they reach. to many of the republican constituents are sort of clamoring for government programs rather than denouncing the government programs. when a capitalism, for example, there h
theanswer. my initial reaction is mitt romney lost the argument over the economy, at least he did not when it. democrats are successful in the populist attack on him. i would like the party to focus on sort of the ead-and-butter economics to hit the middle of the country where they live. i think romney did not ve that agenda, and republicans have not had that agenda, and it bears somehinking about what that agenda would be. gerri: the kitchen table. food on the table and gas in the tank. >> obama had the right rhetoric. the middle class and take home pay, but i'm not sure there were the signature policies to back those words up. gerri: a long way to go and stuff to get through before that happens. it will be interesting to see. thank you for coming on. always great to see you. now we want to know what you think. here is our question. sinn millionaires pay higher taxes? logitech gerriwillis.com, on the right-hand side of the screen and also the results of the end of the show. >> coming up on "the willis report," obamacare is here to stay after surviving the election. how wiwillimpact the he
the election. had you do that? >> there is not a way to repeal a law, even if romney hadone, republicans lost two seats in the senate. there's only so much you can do if you have control of congress. you can do some things, but not much. there is very limited the amount that you can do. would you can is use the law as, perhaps, an outlet foreforming entitlements. that is one thing that obamacare, that may be the legacy. this huge competition for resources. the big health care entitlements. republicans will have some say as to how that plays out. gerri: what you're aying is, it sounds like what you're saying is some of the money could be diverted some morales. >> the irony of a lot of this health care politics is that democratcriticizepaul ryan for the premium support plan for medicare reform. the obamacare exchanges whi apply to people who are a low-middle income also is a premium support plan. so democrats have an argument against applying the obamacare racing just medicare? and mean, they like obamacare. what would be so terrible about migrating seniors into the obamacare exchange as a wayt
. obama was serious for mitt romney? and neil cavuto for food. >> county and. gerri: hello, everybody. i'm gerri willis. tonight, an in-depth look at housing, the state of the market and the opportunities that await , fires and investors. as you no doubt remember, on a rocky road after a bull market in which prices topped out in july 2005, median home values plummed 32%. and some owners saw their prices cut in half. the worst is over. median prices o 16%. home sales just hit a four year high. inventories are at their lowest lel since 2006. foreclosures are declining. it has been a long, hard road for many families to consider their home their bigst investment, and 31 percent of us still owing more than our home is worth, you may be wondering how we can possibly see a silver ng in the housing market. you want more evidence? phoenix arizona, a market that was the poster child for housing problems. the overbuilt domination leading foreclosure, entire neighborhoods abandoned and in disrepair. today prices are up 25% so far, and track to finish up 30%. to be sure that is not as big again as
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